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An Insider’s Guide to the Library: What Writers May Not Know!

This summer, I got the best job ever, a part-time position at my local library! Now, I get to not only write books every day, but I also get to play…

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5 Things to Remember When Writing a Novella

Now that I have my first official deadline (so excited!!!), my fingers have been burning the keyboard and I find that I am going to have to do some serious…

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Got Writer’s Block?

It seems as if I go through this with every novel I write, but this past week, I got stuck again and so, I put myself through my “out of…

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A Dreamer’s Determination

When traveling with a writer on road trips, it’s safe to bet you are going to be taking a lot of detours for those little brown plaques! This weekend, my…

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Developing a Thick Skin

This past week, I attended the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference. After a whirlwind of pitches and sessions and meeting authors I have come to know online, I returned…

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Conference Tips: When Your Pitch Goes Less than Perfect

Pitching your work to agents and editors is difficult and when things don’t go according to plan, it can do a number on you. So, based on my past writers…

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Conference Tips: It’s Okay to be Nervous

Going to a writers conference is a big commitment. It takes time off of work, money, a ton of preparation and courage, but conferences are wonderful tools to help writers…

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Conference Tips: Composing the One-Sheet

As I am prepping my work for attending the ACFW conference this year, I am composing my first one-sheet ever. While I have written several business-like literary proposals, I have…

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Novella Collection from Barbour Publishing Coming in 2017!

I don’t usually post news updates, but something amazing happened this week! I received my very first contract for a novella from Barbour Publishing! Praise the Lord! I’m excited and very…